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World-Class Education for Working Adults

Building on Purdue's mission to provide greater access to affordable, world-class education, Purdue University Global delivers a fully personalized online experience that's tailored to working adults.

Choose the Learning Path That's Best for You:

  • Traditional classroom – Take interactive classes online or access onsite support and resources at one of our regional locations.
  • Competency-based ExcelTrack™– Leverage your knowledge to move faster through courses and earn your degree sooner. Take unlimited courses per term for one flat tuition rate.
  • Open College at Purdue Global – Access free and low-cost open, online resources to translate your work or life experiences into college credit at Purdue Global.*

One-on-One Support

Stay engaged every step of the way with a dedicated support team that gives you personalized assistance on everything from coursework to career searches.

*See University Catalog for Prior Learning Assessment policy.

Medical Billing and Coding Certificate

Medical billing and coding is an administrative support specialty that is expected to increase in need as patient records are being increasingly scrutinized by health insurance companies, regulators, courts, and consumers.

The Medical Billing and Coding Certificate online program can provide you with the knowledge and technical skills required by employers in health care services. Coursework provides instruction in topics such as:

  • Anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology
  • Data information processing
  • Medical billing, coding, and terminology
  • Insurance billing
  • Medical terminology and medical office management

Prior to graduation, you will gain hands-on practical experience in medical billing, coding, and administrative functions through a 40-hour practicum experience.

Medical Assisting

Our medical assistant certificate online program offers a comprehensive curriculum combined with hands-on, industry related medical equipment training. In our medical assistant classes, you’ll study how to assist the supervising physician with various tasks such as administering injections, taking vital signs, recording EKGs, assisting in minor surgical procedures, carrying out basic accounting procedures, and understanding the fundamentals of charting and documentation. You’ll also complete a practicum where you’ll apply your classroom learnings in a real-world setting.

To help you gain the relevant skills to enter the medical field, Purdue University's medical assistant program provides instruction in the following:

  • Clinical and administrative courses
  • Hands-on training with industry-related medical equipment
  • Practicum
  • Potential career opportunities

Medical Office Administration

In every medical office across the country, you will find a team of trained professionals who work with patient records, medical documents, and other medical office matters.

The Medical Office Administration Certificate is designed to prepare you to be well positioned for a career as part of this professional team.

The medical office administration online program coursework emphasizes:

  • The communication, clinical, and organizational skills required to provide outstanding patient care
  • Managing medical and financial records, including processing medical insurance, coding, and billing
  • Scheduling appointments and managing day-to-day office operations

Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management

Purdue University’s online Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management program combines theory and practice to prepare you to take on real responsibilities in this growing, data-driven profession. You can develop the technology, medical terminology, and professional skills required for a career in health information management.

After completing the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management program, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate foundational knowledge of the principles of planning, designing, managing, and evaluating electronic information systems.
  • Apply research and critical thinking skills to create solutions for health care issues.
  • Analyze the forces impacting health care delivery and health information systems.
  • Implement best practices in decision-making regarding the management of health information.
  • Interpret and apply medical, administrative, ethical, and legal requirements and standards related to health care delivery and the privacy of protected health information.

Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness

In this program you will study various approaches to health and wellness in addition to the concepts, values, and applications of this exciting field of health science.

Your online health and wellness courses will focus on:

  • Evaluating scientific literature and research in wellness, prevention, and complementary health care
  • Using your knowledge to educate individuals and communities
  • Developing the administrative, ethical, and professional skills for leadership positions throughout the health care field
  • Completing an original comprehensive capstone project that demonstrates your ability to apply your health and wellness knowledge and skills to real-world scenarios
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